Press Release – Paris, France & Hsinchu, Taiwan – June 20th 2023
Browan and Actility are thrilled to announce the deepening of their partnership with the launch of ThingPark All-in-One (TAO) for the Browan Outdoor Deployment Unit (ODU). The TAO-Browan solution is a forward-looking gateway incorporating a LoRaWAN® Network Server, payload decoders and application connectors in a single appliance. It is now available on ThingPark Market.
The TAO-Browan is a transformative gateway solution designed to accelerate the implementation and management of LoRaWAN networks across various industry sectors. It streamlines IoT deployments with its robust, cost-effective, and future-proof design, thereby empowering businesses of all sizes to improve operational efficiency, enhance connectivity, and drive innovation.
TAO is an embedded software management product, designed to transform the LoRaWAN landscape, with state-of-the-art LoRaWAN Network Server (LNS) implementation that ensures efficient device battery consumption.
Uniquely, the LNS is fully maintained by Actility’s technical development team, providing customers with a comprehensive, future-proof solution that surpasses basic open-source offerings.
The Browan Outdoor Micro Gateway is versatile, suitable for small outdoor deployments, and allows connection of low-cost, battery-operated sensors over long distances in challenging environments. It provides a cost-effective method to deploy the LoRaWAN network for various applications.
One of the many benefits of TAO is the ease of migration to industrial solutions, with no disturbance to existing devices. The transition to another gateway is seamless, ensuring data export and backup capabilities that competitors cannot provide.
TAO is a standalone version of ThingPark Enterprise, equipped with a preloaded device catalog that enables quick proof-of-concept and standalone deployment. It’s fully ready to be integrated into a centralized LoRaWAN network of gateways.
With native support for numerous connectors and BACNET, ModBus gateway compatibility, TAO ensures cost-effective scalability, making it the ideal choice for small to medium scale industrial IoT applications.
Moreover, the TAO-Browan solution has successfully qualified as an Azure Certified Device and has joined an exclusive network of Azure-verified devices.
TAO-Browan finds wide applications across sectors: optimizing industrial asset management and maintenance, enhancing energy efficiency in smart buildings, providing connectivity in remote facilities, and more. It can serve small-scale businesses, such as restaurants and isolated facilities, by enabling IoT deployments to streamline operations. It’s a versatile, all-in-one IoT solution, designed for diverse industry needs.
Early adopters include already a Japan-based global company specializing in industrial automation and control technologies, which have deployed TAO for their factory trials using vibration sensors on machines.
“We’re excited to deepen our partnership with Actility and bring the TAO for Browan ODU unit to market. This collaboration aims to expedite the time to market for LoRaWAN solutions and provides customers with a seamless and efficient gateway experience. Together with Actility, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive and future proof LNS solution, along with features like data export and backup, that truly enhance the customer experience.”
Henry Huang, CEO, Browan.
“We’re delighted to launch ThingPark All-in-One (TAO) with Browan ODU, a future-proof solution encapsulating efficiency, reliability, and innovation. With its robust features, ease of deployment, and the flexibility it offers our clients, we believe TAO Browan is a game-changer in the world of Industrial IoT solutions.”
Olivier Hersent, CEO, Actility
Browan Communications is a leading provider of IoT hardware devices solutions, delivering innovative products and services to help customers across industries simplify their operations, increase efficiency, and improve safety and security. With a focus on innovation and quality, Browan Communications is committed to creating IoT solutions that make a real difference in people’s lives. Browan also provides ODM/OEM services to its customers. They take requirements from their customers and help them design and manufacture their devices. For more information, visit www.browan.com.
Actility is the world leader in low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) industrial-grade connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things. Actility provides its ThingPark™ platform and network technology to deploy, operate and maintain public and private wireless IoT networks within a unified, scalable and versatile network infrastructure. The vast majority of nationwide LoRaWAN® network service providers (over 50) and hundreds of enterprises trust ThingPark™ all over the world. Through its subsidiary Abeeway, Actility also provides patented ultra-low power tracking solutions. ThingPark Market offers the largest selection of interoperable IoT gateways, devices and applications to simplify and accelerate deployment of numerous use cases.
For more information, visit www.actility.com/contact.
Learn more about the LoRaWAN technology by downloading the Actility “What is LoRaWAN” white paper